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Relaxing Lake View Home In The San Diego Mountains (Cuyamaca/Julian)

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Julian House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Beautiful, fully stocked home overlooking Lake Cuyamaca near the historic gold mining town of Julian.The house features two queen beds and 4 twin beds. A large kitchen and dining area is ideal for cooking and gathering together with direct access to the redwood deck which stretches the front length of the house, great for enjoying the unobstructed views. Both the master bedroom and the loft have views of the lake. A fireplace can be found in the family room, along with an HDTV, DVD player, and surround-sound audio system with iPod dock. While we do have off-the-air HDTV, we do not have cable/dish or internet service. But you hardly need it, because in the basement you will find the game room, where everyone wants to spend their time shooting pool, playing air hockey, foosball, a vintage Super Nintendo gaming system, or many of the table games. Younger kids will love setting up giant Brio train sets or using their imagination as they build fantasy worlds with the buckets of toys available to them.

A washer and dryer are also located in the basement.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all standard utensils and appliances. Linens are also provided for your use.

We have central air and heating, but all times of the year offer something unique. Fall and winter are the most popular for the local San Diegans to visit the mountains due to the fall colors and 'Apple Days' in Julian, and the snow and cold weather that can come with winter. Spring can be beautiful as the hills turn deeply green and flowers are in abundance, and summer offers warm evenings that are easily spent on the deck marveling at all the stars which you just can't see from urban areas.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lori Hansen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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October 22, 2016
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About Lori Hansen

Hello! We are Lori and Jeremy Hansen. We live about an hour away from this property with our three children who range in age from 9 through 16. When we're not busy taxi'ing our children to their various sporting events, we enjoy visiting the cabin for some peace and quiet and to just 'unplug' if only for a couple of days.

This property has been in Jeremy's family for more than 40 years. It's been witness to several generations of Hansen kids' visits, engagements, honeymoons. It is a very special place to all of us.

We started renting it as a weekend vacation destination in the mid-90s but lost the original structure in the Cedar Fire of 2003 that ravaged Southern California and much of the Cuyamaca hillside.

By 2007, construction of the new and improved cabin was complete. We took some more time to furnish and decorate it just right (we're in a constant state of decorating!) and, once we felt it was ready to share, we resumed renting it. We're excited to expand onto HomeAway and share our property with you!

Why Lori Hansen chose San Diego County

Located above Lake Cuyamaca, the property offers a breath-taking view of the lake and Fletcher Island. The lake is within walking distance (for those who don't mind the uphill walk on the return trip), where you can rent a row boat, motor boat, pedal boat; go fishing; enjoy lunch or dinner at the lake's restaurant; picnic; not to mention take one of the myriad of hiking trails and enjoy nature!

Nearby are the Laguna Mountains where, in late winter, snow is often blanketing the ground and providing you with opportunities to sled and build snowmen. The cabin sits at an elevation of 4,600ft which is often high enough for snow, as well. We have an excellent driveway for sledding, and even have sleds and snow toys available for your use!

Also nearby is the historic gold mining town of Julian where you will find more restaurants, apple pie, shopping, apple pie, local winery tasting rooms, apple pie, gold mine tours, and did I mention Julian's famous apple pies?!


based on 23 traveler reviews

Relaxing Lake View Home In The San Diego Mountains (Cuyamaca/Julian)
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

great vacation

  • 5 of 5

loved the close proximity to the lake (for fishing)...the views were awesome...accomodations very nice and suitable for our needs as a family...

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This place is a dream! Couldn't imagine a more perfect location & view. The home is very clean and taken care of and is perfect for families. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have a perfect weekend getaway for my fiances bday. We have a awesome time and love the house. It's so cozy and clean. We didn't want to leave. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual reunion of the high school guys getting back together. We did a fishing trip and stayed here. Couldn't be a better place for us. Ni think we spent more time at the cabin hanging out with each other than fishing! We had so much fun playing pool, video games, and just enjoying the view on the spectacular deck! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Hansens Hideaway

  • 5 of 5


I appreciate you opening your cabin to our family...everything was just absolutely stunning from thee outside of your property to the inside decor it really made us feel at home...we've enjoyed this weekend as we hoped for thanks to you for making this possible...we will definitely be back next year .

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Birthday getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place with a beautiful view. Fully equipped, clean, cozy. BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for openning your home doors to us.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Rates & Availability

Julian House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Julian House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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